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Kobe, Mike D’Antoni See Immediate Impact With Nash’s Return

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Kobe Bryant and Mike D'AntoniIt didn’t take long for the Lakers to see what kind of impact Steve Nash can have on the team, in fact, Kobe Bryant and Mike D’Antoni saw it in just one game.

Nash came back from his knee injury on Saturday and he helped the Lakers take down the Golden State Warriors in an overtime thriller in Oakland. Even though Kobe Bryant continued to dominate the ball in terms of shot attempts, Nash still did a great job running the offense. He set his teammates up for easy looks and it is clear that the point guard will make everyone on this team better.

Bryant and D’Antoni spoke to Yahoo! Sports and talked about what Nash did in his first game back from injury.

“He orchestrated things,” Kobe Bryant said about Nash. “He got us in some sets and some actions and that’s exactly what a great point guard is supposed to do. He lined us up and saw things that were executing well for us and he went to them.”

“I think that we’re a completely different team with him out there,” Mike D’Antoni said.

D’Antoni worked alongside Nash in Phoenix and there is no doubt that D’Antoni’s offense works best when there is a point guard like Nash who has the ball in his hands. Nash has the ability to find nice looks for his teammates, but he is dynamic enough to knock down big shots when the team needs it.

In Nash’s game against the Warriors, he scored 12 points and nine assists.

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  • Dr. Rasheed

    Only playing 2 games in season, Nash played as if he had been playing all along.
    To early to say anything about how Lakers look but yes he did make an impact by making crucial/crunch time shots when it mattered most.

    Can you guys tell me who is leading in the 2013 All-Star Ballot.
    My top 3 front are D12,Pau,MWP, and guards KB24, Nash. Alternative: Jordan Hill.
    I vote on daily basis but I don’t know what the stats are so far.
    I would appreciate it. Thanks.

    • Lakerfreak

      On December 13th the NBA released the firsts returns on all star ballots. They will probably send a second return early January.
      Here is what the first return said:
      2013 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING PRESENTED BY SPRINT EASTERN CONFERENCE

      Frontcourt: LeBron James (Mia) 641,348; Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 573,112; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 218,246; Chris Bosh (Mia) 210,724; Tyson Chandler (NYK) 151,744; Paul Pierce (Bos) 114,735; Joakim Noah (Chi) 73,366; Josh Smith (Atl) 69,344; Andrew Bynum (Phi) 68,596; Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 64,266; Shane Battier (Mia) 59,419; Anderson Varejao (Cle) 57,336; Luol Deng (Chi) 48,450; Brook Lopez (BKN) 47,940; Jeff Green (Bos) 36,080.
      Backcourt: Dwyane Wade (Mia) 430,925; Rajon Rondo (Bos) 382,613; Deron Williams (BKN) 211,426; Kyrie Irving (Cle) 155,989; Ray Allen (Mia) 130,016; Monta Ellis (Mil) 47,650; Raymond Felton (NYK) 37,974; Jason Terry (Bos) 36,147; Brandon Jennings (Mil) 35,610; Jrue Holiday (Phi) 35,193.
      2013 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING PRESENTED BY SPRINT WESTERN CONFERENCE
      Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (OKC) 605,965; Dwight Howard (LAL) 434,168; Blake Griffin (LAC) 307,855; Tim Duncan (SA) 189,577; Pau Gasol (LAL) 139,868; Kevin Love (Min) 112,922; Omer Asik (Hou) 88,178; Rudy Gay (Mem) 85,279; Serge Ibaka (OKC) 68,285; LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 66,290; Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 63,056; Marc Gasol (Mem) 61,716; Zach Randolph (Mem) 59,916; Metta World Peace (LAL) 59,167; Anthony Davis (NO) 53,779.
      Backcourt: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 639,419; Chris Paul (LAC) 353,603; Jeremy Lin (Hou) 298,319; James Harden (Hou) 196,108; Russell Westbrook (OKC) 143,437; Steve Nash (LAL) 118,073; Tony Parker (SA) 69,983; Ricky Rubio (Min) 54,744; Manu Ginobili (SA) 47,800; O.J. Mayo (Dal) 36,495.

      • Dr. Rasheed

        thanks :)

  • lakers_824

    What i want for Christmas:
    1. Pau and Dwight to get just a little more touches
    2. Jamison to get into the rotation
    3. Transition Defense

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